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Books for Children Grants Available

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Grant Opportunity for Rural Libraries from the Libri Foundation.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States.  Application deadlines for 2007 are:  (postmarked by) January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th.    

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South Carolina Librarians, TechExpress is coming! Get ready to jump aboard!

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Tech Express, South Carolina’s public library Technology Institute arrives September 13, 2006 at the Columbia Conference Center.   We encourage you to begin thinking about emerging technologies and the issues before the event, by reading the web logs (blogs) of our three dynamite speakers:

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The South Carolina State Library's OPAL Archive

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The South Carolina State Library's OPAL training sessions can now be heard on the library’s Web site.

Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) And All Library Users is an international collaborative effort by libraries of all types to provide Web-based programs and training for library users and library staff members.

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A Fresh Look at Public and Leadership Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century

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An ALC-sponsored study, conducted by Public Agenda and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that libraries are poised to lead the way to solutions to today's pressing community problems, including providing a safe and engaging place for teens; building a stron

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